Summer, 1976 on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Summer, 1976 Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play
  • Summer, 1976 is 125 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: April 4, 2023
  • Show Opened : April 25, 2023
  • Show Closed: June 18, 2023

Set during the US Bicentennial celebrations in Ohio in 1976, the play examines the friendship between Diana, a talented artist and single mom, and Alice, a free-spirited yet naïve young housewife, where conversely both women have very little to celebrate.

What's Summer, 1976 Like?

In the Summer of 1976, an unlikely friendship develops between Diana, a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice, a free-spirited yet naïve young housewife.

As the Bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young women navigate motherhood, ambition, and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence.

Is Summer, 1976 Good for Kids?

This show has heavy adult themes and is only suitable for persons over the age of 16 years old

Summer, 1976 on Broadway Background

This new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Auburn is a moving, insightful piece is about connection, memories, and the small moments that can change the course of our lives.

Laura Linney In Lead Role

Tony Award nominee and four-time Emmy Award® winner Laura Linney appears in the lead role of this production which is the also play's world premiere. This original show appealed to Linney as she gets to define the role on a new work and does not inherit acting notes from previous performances.

MTC Scheduling Problems

The show was initially set to appear on Broadway in fall 2022, but was delayed to to MTC scheduling problems. Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) commissioned the play and is also the lead producer on the show.

Bank of America New Play Program

The show was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New Play Program, “Summer, 1976” will be produced by MTC under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove.

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

Summer, 1976 Marquee

Summer, 1976 Marquee

Cast Members

Laura Linney
Jessica Hecht


Manhattan Theatre Club

Lynne Meadow

Barry Grove

Production Credits

Daniel Sullivan

Creative Team

David Auburn